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is the introduction of the new technologies. they are occurring very rapidly, changing how people are communicating. if they don't have the flexibility to make those changes, they are not going to be able to be competitive in the future. the postal commission could stay in place as a check against what they are doing. but unless they are given the flexibility i just don't see how they are going to deal to give their costs and alignment with evidence today that the postmaster general or to raise the rates, that wouldn't interfere with future businesses with a certain degree to lose business i'm assuming that you have taken all of that into consideration. is that right? >> you need the balance raising their rates. many of our suggestions go to cutting the cost. our point is that you need to bring costs and alignment with the revenues. so why not saying that you should be raising rates. you have to cut the cost first and dues great ability particularly for products where you are losing, not covered in your cost already as i mentioned in the articles and catalogs. but you have to balance those issues a
of american commercial technology. it's a threat that cannot be tolerated and i hope we will hear from our witnesses about the extent of the problem and the steps we can and should take to counter it. the asia pacific region and another round of bill which runs from the dictatorial regime in north korea has caused concern here in the united states and among our allies in the pacific. that regime has announced its intention to resume plutonium production, has tested a nuclear device in february that it appears to have had a greater yield than previous tests and has threatened at any time to launch a missile that could further exacerbate tensions. we have read about conflicting intelligence assessments of north kea's abity to put a nuclear warhead on the missile. we hope our witnesses will be able to clear up that isue. in the middlet, iran continues to float the international community in pursuit of a nuclear program that is a significant challenge to the nation and to most of the world. while the diplomatic arrangement in which iran joins the responsible community of nations remains the pr
effective defense of attribute may not be all of its radars and sensors and missiles and stealth technology and ability to fly it synthesized speech. it might well be the way it was designed to avoid budget cutters in washington. >> now a hearing on the justice department's 2014 budget request. attorney general eric holder testified before how supra-patient subcommittee for a little more than two hours. be attorney general holder we welcome you to the committee and thank you for appearing. i'm going to hold my questions until the very end because members have to catch planes and go out of town but i will have an opening statement to cover questions and concerns that i have. let me address the bombing attack at the boston marathon on monday. we know the fbi and the joint terrorist task force batf and its forensic specialists in all the federal state and local authorities are working nonstop to determine who carried out this barbaric act. let me assure you the subcommittee is ready to help in any way we can to help law enforcement against perpetrators and planners of this act of terror and in
to science, technology, engineering and math? and i'm happy to have so many key members of my science team who are here today including my chief science adviser, john holder, who's here. there's john. nih director francis collins. there's francis right there, the tall guy. we've got acting director of the national science foundation, cora merit, there's cora, and we've got real life astronaut and nasa administrator charles bolton. where's charlie? there he is right there. we need to make in this a priority, train an army of new teachers in these subject areas and to make sure that all of us as a country are lifting up these subjects for the respect that that they deserve. you know, and one of the things i'm concerned about is that as a culture, you know, we're great consumers of technology, but we're not always properly respecting the people who are in the labs and, you know, behind the scenes creating the stuff that we now take for granted. and we've got to give the millions of americans who work in science and technology not only the kind of respect they deserve, but also new ways to eng
of their own people and continue to develop technology it is a matter of time before they have technology to reach us. do you agree with that? >> probably so. if they keep working at it and they have a single-minded focus focus, particularly the current leader may be more intensely than his father i think feels that is the key to their survival. >> i think that is a good honest assessment put them in the bucket of threats that the nation faces a capable of north korea with larger missiles and probably smaller bombs producing that is a reasonable threat we should plan against if nothing changes? >> i do blie that. >> syria. to give enough chemical weapons to kill thousands? >> potentially yes and that is very dependent on lots of things are the number of casualties that could be incurred in favor employee. >> but they have a lot that could killltofpele >> correct. that's another step. over the last six months as we are imposing sanctions and negotiating through the regime do they have more or less enriched uranium? >> we will get you the exact numbers enclosed context. >> can i say it is m
they provide witnesses at subsequent hearings. drones art technology. they can be used for good purposes or for ill. the real scope of this hearing and the concern is on the scope of federal power and in particular the scope of power to engage in targeted killings. the obama administration has for some time advocated a drastic expansion of federal power in many, many contexts. indeed on april 9, i released a report that detailed six different instances in which the obama administration has gone before the court advocating broad federal power in six different times to a supreme court has unanimously rejected the view of federal power and has instead concluded unanimously that federal power is more circumscribed than this administration recognizes. indeed, federal overreach is what was at the heart of the march 6 filibuster by senator brand paul, which i was quite proud to participate in a significant manner. that day began with a hearing before the full committee, were attorney general holder testified. at the time i took the opportunity to ask attorney general holder if he believed the c
technology thesis expanding those. i tried to pacify unanimous consent and schumer came up and said no but how about passing mine by unanimous consent and i was actually quiet. they would have been shocked by that but they would have gotten something done. it would have been great fun to see we passed immigration reform by unanimous consent. >> i have to ask you about grover cleveland. >> if i was allowed to go back to when i wasn't alive, he seemed to be opposed to special interests and the also seem to be -- veto a bunch of bills and i think he it was a time period and i think some would call him a populist. part of me feels that way. >> we can probably get into more. alex and doyle. >> you're raising money for the national association of gun rights and he reported last week this came up for conversation and the steering committee. susan collins was pretty upset about that because the national session is gun rights is running ads and she is afraid it could cost party your seat. are you going to not do that in the future or change your course of action and will you be jeopardizing
the door for this, but this is why i answer the way i did that i see that with the technology goings way it is and with drone technology advancing and drones getting smaller and smaller, they are not going to the the giant, big predators flying over pakistan, but little small drones to be armed with things. this is not science fiction here in terms of this is actually happening. >> booktv on location on the campus of the university of southern california at the l.a. times festival of books talking with mark mazzetti, "new york times" national security correspondent and author of this book, "the way of the knife," and, jim, you're the next caller from idaho. hi, jim. >> caller: good afternoon, gentlemen. i have a question. the la proider of servicee of to the war department in afghanistan, and i asked how the afghans were going, and i quoted him in the remark right now saying that it's basically a total failure. he went into details about that aspect of what basic means. what do you think the result is basically in afghanistan? >> well, it's obviously a question on a lot of people's mind.
, but this is where can't i enter the way i did, that i certainly see that with the technology going the way it is and with drone technology advancing a drone to small and smaller, they're not going to be the giant, the big predators that are flying over pakistan. they will be little small drones that could be armed with things. this is not science fiction here in terms of, this is actually happening. >> host: booktv is a location on the campus of the university of southern california at the al late-onset to our books. we are talking with mark mazzetti, security correspondent and author of this book, "the way of the knife." jim, you're the next caller. >> caller: good afternoon, gentlemen. i to question. i've already posted to one of the largest providers of service to the cia and also the war department in afghanistan. and i asked him howe a fghans was going. and i quote him in this remark right now. he says that is basically a total failure. and then went into details about that aspect of what basic means. what do you think the result is basically in afghanistan? >> guest: well, yeah, it's
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